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Guest article

Can blockchain build a sustainable food industry?

By Amarjit Sahota, president and founder of Ecovia Intelligence

Blockchain is taking off, with a growing number of food companies and retailers experimenting with this new technology. Consultancy Ecovia Intelligence sees blockchain bringing many sustainability benefits to the food industry.

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Food Safety Recall round-up 19-25 May 2018

Recalls: Salmonella, tropane alkaloids and packing errors

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland.

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France looks set to ban titanium dioxide

By Niamh Michail

As France looks poised to ban titanium dioxide by the end of 2018, the government has praised “pioneering” manufacturers for voluntarily removing the colouring from food products.

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Food Safety Recall round-up 12-18 May 2018

Recalls: E. coli, Hepatitis E and mycotoxins

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, Scotland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Slovakia.

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What are the best colour options for plant-based meats?

By Niamh Michail

From beetroot juice to red radish colouring food or fermented vegetarian leghemoglobin, manufacturers are finding ways to mimic the colour of meat in meat analogues. We take a look at some of the offerings.

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Dutch Vivera claims 'world first' with plant-based steak

By Niamh Michail

Dutch brand Vivera has launched a plant-based steak made with wheat and soy protein. “We worked against the clock to get this steak - the holy grail of plant-based proteins - to market," says the company.

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Food Safety Recall round-up 28 April - 4 May 2018

Recalls: Plastic, bacillus cereus and allergens

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, US, Canada, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Germany and Austria